Tag: Sammy Swindell

Checkered Past

CHECKERED PAST: April Fools’ Night

April Fools’ Day is no holiday. No child is excused from school. No mail carriers hit the golf course. Auto racing does not circle the date as part of a three-day weekend. April Fools’ Day is basically a 24-hour moratorium on lying. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series has raced nine

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Never Forget

“Let’s never forget what happened September 11th. They’re trying to change our country but we’re not going to let them.” Two decades ago, in the rubble of the deadly airstrike on America, that quote could have been pinned on George W. Bush, U.S President for eight months by 9/11. Instead, that solemn promise came from

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Outlaws do Daytona

Ask any kid in a Quarter Midget where they dream to race. Most will answer Indianapolis or Daytona because 500-milers in those hallowed cathedrals are America’s most famous, most prestigious, most lucrative events. To win either is to be immortal. To win both is to be A.J Foyt or Mario Andretti. Foyt and Mario rose

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Indoor Outlaws

Outlaws built the Chili Bowl. Sure it was Emmett Hahn’s brilliant idea to create the world’s greatest indoor track but he required Outlaws to fill his hometown oil expo. Hahn had no business with Sammy Swindell or Doug Wolfgang prior to the first Chili Bowl Midget Nationals but Lanny Edwards did. Lanny and Beverly Edwards

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Sprint Cars

ONE AND ONLY CLASS: Star-studded Field Of Drivers Set For Historic Knoxville Weekend

Seventy drivers from 16 states and three countries will come together at Knoxville Raceway for “The One and Only” to make history with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Aug. 13-15. Among them include reigning Series champion Brad Sweet, 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, motorsports-star

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Checkered Past

Checkered Past: Seven Seasons of Sam

Sammy Swindell is an international treasure that rivals have buried both figuratively and professionally. Public relations were always an Achilles Heel and why his Simpson Safety shoes never took root at the Indianapolis 500 or Daytona 500. No one ever questioned his talent or acumen. Sammy would have modified and mastered those machines just as

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News

It’s Bristol, baby! DIRTVision Watch Party Big Hit with Fans

CONCORD, NC — Two of the most talked about race weekends in World of Outlaws history are the 2000 and 2001 events at Bristol Motor Speedway, which was covered in dirt. On Saturday night, DIRTVision presented by Drydene replayed the events as part of its weekly Fast Pass Friday and Saturday Watch Parties, and fans

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